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lil  ·  1219 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Update: A funding experiment

I'd like to try... but I will need the rules spelled out to me more carefully.




mk  ·  1219 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's imaginary money. And you've just volunteered as a donor! :)

You now have 35000 imaginary bits!

Check your profile page. In short, follow the 'donation settings' link, decide how much each of your shares donates, and how that is split between Hubski and the author of the content that you are sharing. For example:

  bits donated per share (0 to 3500): 3
  percent of donation given to Hubski (0 to 100): 60
This would mean that each time you share, you send 3 bits. 1.8 bits would go to Hubski, and 1.2 bits would go to the author.
lil  ·  1219 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    When you share a post or upvote a comment
Is there another word we can use besides "upvote"?? How about "When you share a post or [encourage][value][are pleased by] a comment . . . Even without the downvote possibility, the word "upvote" implies the existence of downvoting.

One downside of the bitcoin process is that those in the experiment might be less likely to show encouragement. One use I make of circledotting a comment is to show people that their comment has been seen and appreciated. I'll just have to stop that because -- it wasn't appreciated that much. Anyway, let's see what comes up in the discussions as the two weeks continue.

    These bitcoin may be split between Hubski and the author of the post of comment. You determine the amount of bitcoin transferred with each share, and the ratio of the split between Hubski and the author.
OK, I think I get it. The main outcome will be that individual posters who try to make thoughtful comments and worthwhile posts will be rewarded. Hubski, who we love and want to support will get some real imaginary money.

Let the games begin!

mk  ·  1219 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I agree about the word upvote. How about cdttc? :)

lil  ·  1219 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Huh? Oh I get it: CircleDotsToTheClockwise!!! yes yes.

lil  ·  1219 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes, let's verbify "Circle Dots to the Clockwise" -- c'mon now, change the original post!

Meanwhile: thoughtful posters will accumulate more bits. Note my comment above has already four cdttc's -- so if they were in the donation system, I would have more bits to give away to others. Cool. Unfortunately, from what I can tell, none of those cdttc's added to my bitcoinage. -

EDIT just checked again: now I have 35010.4, up from 35000. Wow. Should I quit my dayjob?

2ND EDIT and 8 hours later: 35055.200000000004

I am so rich.

arguewithatree  ·  1219 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think the colloquial word is "boop"

rezzeJ  ·  1219 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Honestly, 'boop' sounds lame. It's a bit 'meme-y'.

psychoticmilkman  ·  1219 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I agree.

What about Circle Dotting or just Dotting?

CraigEllsworth  ·  1216 days ago  ·  link  ·  

"Circle dotting" reminds me of the rhyme from elementary school (to be spoken while drawing on someone's arm): "Circle, circle, dot, dot; now I've got my cootie shot!"

Maybe if you fill up someone's hubwheel you're giving them cooties? :|

arguewithatree  ·  1219 days ago  ·  link  ·  

you think? i mean it's not official by any means. it's just something i saw and liked and it makes talking about hubski irl easier (to the like...1 person i talk to it about irl)

amouseinmyhouse  ·  1219 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm 1000% on board for calling it booping a post.

arguewithatree  ·  1219 days ago  ·  link  ·  

i love it. i don't remember who came up with it, but that sure is what it feels like. it's gentle and less competitive than an upvote.

boop!

mk  ·  1219 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ok, just added cdttc. :)

    EDIT just checked again: now I have 35010.4, up from 35000. Wow. Should I quit my dayjob?

Yes, I think we all should.

mk  ·  1219 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Unfortunately, from what I can tell, none of those cdttc's added to my bitcoinage.

Then those cdttc'ers don't yet have bits to give.